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, and the u.s. are scrambling to enforce a no-fly zone over libya now that the u.n. security council has authorized all necessary measures. cnn international correspondent nic robertson is live in tripoli. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. well, we've already heard from the deputy foreign minister here who says he doesn't expect immediate air strikes here, but wouldn't say what preparations the army or anyone else in the country may be taking to defend the country with this new u.n. resolution. when he was asked about the cease-fire that the resolution calls for, he seemed to indicate that the government here was going to take some time to do that. they didn't have anyone to negotiate with that they would put it in place. but this was something that was going to take time. seemed to hint that the army here may plan to continue with some of its offensive. that offensive was going on in the east, and we have no updated information from that front line this morning, christine. >> does this u.n. resolution paint -- does it paint them into a corner, gadhafi and his alli
forces today, and the regime is offering a reward, almost half a million u.s., for the capture of a top opposition figure. we have new cnn video coming in from ras lanuf where rebels with fighting to hold their ground. government troops are using planes and heavy artillery to try to retake the eastern oil city. in the western city of zawiya, libyan television showed government supporters cheering in the streets today, but there are now unconfirmed reports that rebels have retaken the main square there. after days of heavy fighting, it's almost impossible to get through to anyone in zawiya for any independent confirmation of what's going on there. today gadhafi is also sending a new warning to the united states and its allies as they consider imposing a no-fly zone over libya. he promises that all libyans will fight back against what he calls an act of aggression and an attempt to control libya's oil. >> translator: it will be clear aggression. it will also be clear that the intentions are to control libya's oil, choke libya's liberty, land and people. all of the libyans carry weapons so
after the killing of u.s. immigration agent in mexico. american agents cannot legally carry guns south of the border. at today's news conference near president said that should change. each points out the americans are there in a support role and not as law enforcement officers as well. both presidents promised to do more to protect u.s. agents working in mexico. >> i assure you that we will be examining all our procedures and protocols in terms of how our agents travel throughout mexico and we will be working in close contact with mexican law enforcement, who i'm sure will have important advice in terms of how we operate in that region. >> shepard: and now there has been a gruesome killing on this side of the border. experts call it a first for mexican drug lords. and cops say the cartels are trying to send a very clear message right here in the united states. that message and the rest of the day's news coming up from the journalists of fox news tonight on "the fox report." are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? the experts at imperial
on rebels this hour. new targets, more carnage and the intense pressure for u.s. military action. >>> also, the crisis that libya keeps pushing up gas prices across the country. that's creating more economic misery here at home, and new political danger for president obama. plus, protesters warn the u.s. congress may, may be on the brink of stoking new violence against muslims. anger and anticipation are building before controversial hearings this week on islamic extremism in america. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." libya centering the fourth week of what's now a full-fledged civil war. moammar gadhafi's forces are claiming new gains in their pounding of rebel-held cities. gadhafi maintaining a tight grip on the capital of tripoli, and the opposition appears to be holding out to benghazi in the east, but there are conflicting reports about who is in control of several other key cities, where fierce, fierce battles have been raging now for days. diplomatic sources at the united nations say the united states is working with france and britain on draft resolution on libya, a
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stated that it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. we have a wide range of tools in addition to our military efforts to support that policy. >> the american people from the congress need to hear what our president believes his objectives are. if we are going into a war with libya, we should declare a war on libya. we should pull together with our allies and try to figure out a plan of how that war is to be won. these are things that must be debated here in washington apart from paris or at least encounters with other countries in which we say we'll hold your coat. we don't object to what you are up to. >>> good morning. welcome to morning joe. beautiful shot. times square. beautiful because i'm not there. i'm in dallas. mika is in the south of france trying to gather a feeling of the people in that beautiful part of the country. a story breaking suggesting that america, the united kingdom upset with the french leadership for overreaching. we are going to talk to mike barnicle about that. visiting professor, harlds ford junior and the great willie geist. pat buchanan and the host of
interview with former secretary of state, madeleine albright, hear what she has to say about the u.s. policy in libya. from lexus. r galld welcome to the darker side of green. see your lexus dealer. ♪ today is saturday announcer: 60 minutes of physical activity a day and eating well can help get your child healthy. get ideas. get involved. get going at that's >>> scenes from misurata, as the violence continues in this conflict. the air campaign against libya has depleted moammar gadhafi's arsenal but he is still defiant and still in power. earlier, i discussed the u.s. role with former secretary of state, madeleine albright. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> good to be with you, don. >> much has been made of this conflict and how the united states got involved. i have to ask you, do you think the president handled this properly and should we have intervened? >> i think he handled it very well. the reason we intervened is that terrible things were happening on the ground in libya. people were being killed. gadhafi himself had said that he was going to s
of a new partnership to fight distracted driving. a partnership between "consumer reports" and the u.s. department of transportation. the transportation secretary ray la hood says distracted driving killed nearly 5500 people in 2009. joran van der sloot, the key suspect in the 2005 disappearance of the american teenager natalee holloway will plead guilty to the killing of another woman last year in peru, so says his lawyer. and says the 23-year-old will argue temporary temporary insanity to try to shorten his sentence. van der sloot met with the woman while gambling last may. joran van der sloot's lawyer says he plans to argue that his client killed 21-year-old stefanie florist because she had learned of his relation to the holloway case while using his lap top. van der sloot is not formally charged in that case. a 20-year-old police chief who had accepted the job as police chief of a violent mexican border town is now without a job. garcia fired today for abandoning her post. according to a statement from the city there, the police chief had been granted permission to travel to the un
it every day. and then they leave. you know, is it is hard to take a city as the u.s. learned in iraq. and i think to pacify a whole town like that, may be more than they want to do right now. sometimes it seems like they're making an example of zawiyah. i don't know how much longer that can go on. >> and arwa, from your vantage point which is in benghazi, far to the east of tripoli, how organized are the opposition forces? not politically so much, because it seeps like they're getting more organized, but miltaf rily. >> they're struggling. they don't really know how to lay out a tactical battle plan. they've tried to form a military council that is meant to bring together all the various elements they have on the ground and the front line, they do realize that they don't necessarily have the upper hand when it cops to experience, training and when it comes to the weapons that they do have at their disposal, there was a few days ago, the optimism amongst leaders. it would be a fairly straightforward march toward tripoli. they're encountering a much tougher battle they had. i think a b
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gadhafi is under increased pressure from u.s. and international leaders, american warships on their way as a show of force. and questions about gadhafi's mental status following an interview he gave to christiane amanpour, first interview to reporters since the uprising began. >> they love me, all. >> reporter: if they do love you -- >> they will die to pro pekt me, my people. >> reporter: if you say they do love you, then why are they capturing bengazi -- >> it is al qaeda, it is al qaeda, not my people. al qaeda, yes. >> now, he laughed off the idea that he would ever leave libya, asking why would i leave my homeland? >>> in washington, u.s. ambassador to the united nations says gadhafi's comments seem, quote, delusional and some strong reaction among the opposition forces in libya who have taken over the city of benghazi. alex marquardt reports. >> reporter: this is hatred for gadhafi. the react to the interview with christiane amanpour ranged from disbelief to fury. >> everybody, even he lies, he knows he's lying and he knows people listening to him are aware he's lying. >> reporter
. the radiation has now reached southern california. but the u.s. officials are saying it's a billion times beneath the levels that would threaten anyone's health. japanese officials raised the fukushima accident level from four to five. that means they consider it on par with our own three mile island incident. frantic efforts continue to con taint situation at the daiichi plant. the u.s. military says japan requested an unmanned high altitude reconnaissance aircraft to fly over the troubled plant. that drone is equipped with infrared sensors that can take pictures and get a better understanding what's happening inside the reactor. >>> getting aid to northeastern japan has finally gotten easier. the port of sendai partially reopened. a ship brought in a large container of supplies for hundreds of thousands of people living in shelters. a small measure now of comfort exactly a week after the disaster struck. >>> a week ago today, people rushed out of buildings as a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit. amateur video shows scenes of homes inside, while outside a tsunami brought its own terror, sweep
for joining us. >> thank you. >> jamie: what is on the table actually for the u.s.? >> well, we could, declare a no-fly zone but that is complicated, because, while the u.s. has aircraft, in all the nate tows countries, italy and britain and germany we cannot use this aircraft unless we have permission from the host country and that is not likely to come. they've already said they will not give permission unless the u.n. or nato-wide agrees to that and that will not happen. >> jamie: going it alone -- >> we'd be in it alone and, a no fly zone is not just to say, nobody fly over lybia, what a no-fly zone would require is that u.s. aircraft, probably based on carriers, would go in to lybia and would bomb lybia and bomb the air defense system of lybia and fly 24/7 over lybia and that is a major commitment. and, also sets the precedent, what about the next revolution that you will see? because you will see more of these. and, so, the question is, could we do it? yes, we could but it is at a great cost and secondly, joe, jamie is the question, should we? now, right now, so far the libyan rebels are
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. >> thank you, jade. >>> we're also monitoring a briefing happening right now in washington, d.c. now, u.s. nuclear experts are part of the briefing. we're gone bring you their analysis. there you see a live picture. we'll bring you their latest analysis coming up at 7:30. >>> 7:50. today, japan's prime minister in a national tv address called on the japanese people to reunite in rebuilding the country from scratch. also today, japan increased the alert of its nuclear crisis from level 4 to level 5 on a scale of 7. fire trucks sprayed water on overheated reactors at the nuclear plant again today, trying to prevent a meltdown and there's still -- they are still frantically trying to install a power line to the plant, hoping to get the cooling systems working again. it's now been exactly one week since the disastrous quake and tsunami rocked japan. several hours ago, survivors all across that country marked this tragedy with a moment of silence. >>> and the death toll from the japanese quake and tsunami disaster keeps climbing to staggering levels. the latest casualty numbers show 6500 are c
shortage here in the u.s. as well as, is it going to have a lasting economic harm to various vectors of the economy. those would be the main two reasons. >> and what, when you factor in right now we're in the spring season, close to spring, where people will perhaps take holiday breaks for spring break with their children and then soon summer will be upon us, and eknow the rule at summer, gas prices go up with the change of the weather. >> well, the gas prices go up from the winter to the summer because we have to change the formulation. >> the blend. >> and it's more expensive in the summertime. the good news is, is that gasoline stocks are adequate, and if we look at the whole world supply and demand, crude oil demand goes down during the second quarter. so there will be a little bit of a respite from the tenseness of the overall supply/demand situation. >> i'm the type of person, i've tried to look at best-case scenario but in this case you want to look at worst-case scenario. is it possible we will see gas prices beyond an average of $4 a gallon on average in this country by the
" -- one-on-one. abc's christiane amanpour gets answers from moammar gadhafi in a u.s. exclusive. >> he insists the libyan people do not oppose him, that they love him. it's tuesday, march 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm peggy bunker. >>> moammar gadhafi's comments led to instant outrage from the white house and worldwide as opposition forces take down another libyan city. >> that interview is remarkable. it's like he has no real grasp what's happening outside his own -- >> his own mind, no comprehension of what's going on in the world, really. >> it really is a startling interview. stay tuned for that. >>> also ahead, convicted swindler bernie madoff's first recorded interview from prison. what he says about the billions lost and what has brought him to tears. some troubling things in terms of what he doesn't acknowledge even to this day. >> the lack of empathy for a lot of people watching that interview. >>> also coming up later, the smartphone app that helped a young driver beat a speeding ticket. see how
begins anew. and the fight over the federal budget heads to the u.s. senate. lawmakers prepare to vote on two very different plans to keep the government running. fair and balanced. we're live on capitol hill. >> in box two, the key suspect in the disappearance of natalee holloway now appearing to plead guilty to another crime. what it could mean for the case coming up. and in box three, new questions over the accused tucson shooter's mental state and what prosecutors want to send jared loughner all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. in "studio b." but, first from fox at 3:00 in new york, muammar qaddafi reportedly gaining ground now in the effort to crush the libyan uprising. and air power is the dictator's biggest advantage. government war planes launching new strikes from above target the rebels in the oil port and adding pressure on the international community to set up a no-fly zone. is that the right thing to do? there is word muammar qaddafi has recaptured one city which is 30 miles to the we have the cap dallas, and the city is in ruins. libyan state television is n
investors in the u.s. as we just discussed, oil prices keep on spiking up another 2.7% yesterday. this is the increase in oil closing at just under $100 a barrel here in the united states. it was higher than that last week, but it has been in that area for a while. as a result of that, take a look at what happened in stock markets. the dow took a big hit, down 168 points. we also heard from federal reserve chairman ben bernanke who expressed concern about the economic recovery if the price of oil keeps climbing. >>> also, democrats south of the border in wisconsin still staying away in illinois. and the governor of wisconsin unveiling his new state budget, which includes cuts to schools and local municipalities. and the protests will continue at the capitol. the governor planned to cut compensation and collective bargaining rights for union work sti ers. cnn's david mattingly is live in madison, wisconsin. any movement on either side? is there any hope of resolving this? or are we seeing more of the same today, david? >> well, kiran, we're approaching the two-week mark of that da
. here's what the u.s. surgeon general vice admiral benjamin has to say about it. >> we're exposed to radiation every day in our world and our society. but they are levels that are not harmful. and the harmful levels are not coming. so i think, listen up for your local and state health departments. the government is constantly monitoring. if there is any concern, we will certainly get that message out to you here quickly but right now you're not at risk. >> meanwhile, here in the bay area, the university of california berkeley, scientists have already discovered what they say are radioactive particles from that plume coming from japan. they have made some measurements. they say there's a whole soup of different kinds of particles that are reaching here but they say so far the levels are all very low. by comparison, one uc-berkeley professor said, the amount of radiation you get this plume would be less than you would get on an airplane flight across the country. frank? >> even so, though, don, i know a lot of people, we had stories earlier this week that they were buying those, wha
in on our own. we should be going in under the u.n., not the u.s. flag. we shouldn't attack a country this didn't attack us first and shouldn't have boots on the ground. from that mouth, this is sort of the perfect way to go. we go in not under the u.s. flag but under the u.n. flag. we go in on the humanitarian mission, short-term limited thing, no boots on the ground. i think that going in, he did it the right way. my big question is how long are we going to be there? what really is our mission? i think the -- it is really, really fuzzy whether it is just to protect the rebels or to get gadhafi out. we are saying both things. how much is it going to cost? it depends on how soon we get out. if we could turn this over to the french government or to somebody else, as they say they are going to, in a couple of days, get out of there, then i think this is going to be a successful operation. if it drags on and gadhafi stays in power, it is another loser. >> pat buchanan, what are the odds if we are being realistic we will be out as the president had said in a mere matter of days, turning i
. >> the president saying that u.s. ground force would not be part of that effort which apparently will be led by french and british soldiers. gadhafi's government has declared a cease-fire in an apparent bid to ward off strikes but that cease-fire apparently includes reports from rebels that they are still being shelved. two cities, including misrata reportedly still under attack. rebels in the eastern stronghold of benghazi are fortifying positions against a gadhafi attack and welcoming outside attack. >> gadhafi is not good. gadhaf is very, very dangerous. >> wait for france to bring battalion for the gadhafi forces and for us staying here we're waiting for our orders to move forward. >> course this action is in sharp contrast to the western response to events in yemen let alone u.s. supported dare i say it bank rolled allies like bahrain and saudi arabia who have been using our own weapons to crack down on their own people. their efforts met with stern words of warning from our country. joining us now lieutenant colonel tony shaf fer, former intelligence officer and with us from london phi
and a cell phone. >>> president obama insists the u.s. had to get involved in libya to stop a massacre, and right now, secretary of state hillary clinton is in london, meeting with leaders from around the globe to figure out what to do about moammar gadhafi. here's what she said just moments ago. we don't have that, but we do have from the president last night in his nationally televised speech, where he promised ground troops would not be used to remove moammar gadhafi. and to prove that point, he took a page out of history. >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. thanks to the extraordinary sacrifices of our troops, and the determination of our diplomats, we are hopeful about iraq's future. but regime change there took eight years, thousands of american and iraqi lives, and nearly $1 trillion. that is not something we can afford to repeat in libya. >> the speech is doing little to calm gop critics this morning, including house speaker john boehner. he says americans still have no answer to the fundamental question, what does success in libya look like? and one of the presiden
. in the news, libyan leader moammar gadhafi warned today that thousands of libyans will die in the u.s. or nato intervene in his country. overnight his forces launched a counter offensive against forces who control a key oil installation. today, britain said it has started an operation to airlift refugees stranded on the border with tunisia. meantime the u.s. navy has sent two ships through the suez canal on the way to libya's mediterranean coast to offer humanitarian relief. the u.s. government will likely stay open for business as the house has approved $4 billion in spending cuts to keep the government from shutting down when current funding expires. the bill advances to the senate for a vote today. california's attorney general has asked a federal appeals court on tuesday to let same-sex marriages resume immediately in her state while the courts decide if california's proposition 8 which bans gay marriages is unconstitutional. six months ago a federal district judge ordered a halt to the marriages while the case is on ale peel. a new study is raising concerns about the use of heart devices
is raising the severity level of the nuclear crisis. >> and the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission says it will now undergo a review after president obama ordered them to take a look at all nuclear plants. more americans are returning whom >> reporter: the line is long in tokyo airport. for some, the fear of radiation is too much to handling. we have been advised by the u.s. ambassador and a nuclear expert friend of mine that we should get out of here now. otherwise, we would not leave. we love it here. >> it's for my children that i scare. >> some are bringing trace radiation. >> does it concern you that they found trace radiation levels on these planes? >> i didn't know that. i didn't know that. that is a little concerning. sure, it is aren't i would go the other way. i'm not that concerned. i think it's going to be minor at this point. >> reporter: a medical shipment from dallas also showed a small amount of radiation. they are keeping the aircraft away from any potentially radioactive clouds that they are dog. atmospheric monitoring stations in northern california -- southern califo
rebels. a spokesman says the u.s. won't send weapons to a post office box in eastern libya. momentum for a no-fly zone is building today at the united nations. nato has begun 24-hour surveillance over libya. >> civil rights groups are angry over president obama's guantanamo bay flip-flop. he is ordering military tribunals to resume for three dozen gitmo detainees. another 47 will be held indefinitely without trial. critics say legal safeguards for detainees are window dressing on the bush administration policy. >>> spanish authorities plan an autopsy on the body of an american student in madrid. friends last saw austin bice ten days ago when he left a night club alone. bice's body was found in a river not far from the night club. detectives say there are no obvious signs of foul play. >>> joran van der sloot's lawyer says he's going to argue temporary insanity in the death of 21-year-old peruvian woman last year. the goal is a reduced charge and lighter sentence. van der sloot is also the prime suspect in the disappearance of american teenager natalee holloway in aruba. >>> a u.s. im
95 along florida's space coast will remain closed today because of a massive wildfire. part of u.s. 1 is also closed. the fire started monday morning and quickly grew to more than 6,000 acres in brevard and volusia counties. residents of 20 homes are chose ton leave. >>> wisconsin's governor says layoff notices could start being issued to some state workers today. scott walker insists that will be the case if wisconsin lawmakers do not pass a bill that would end state employees' collective bargaining rights. walker is also set to release a two-year budget proposal today. it's expected to include major cuts to education as well as to funding for local governments. >>> in washington, there seems to be some progress being made toward a deal that would avoid a federal government shutdown. >> but it is far from a long-term solution and does not address the nation's most serious spending issues. john hendren is in washington with details. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. the senate returned to capitol hill to consider of all things patent reform at a time when the rest of the
anything. >>alisyn: and he called it racist saying the u.s. and others are colonizing libya. muammar qaddafi is claiming there is a cease-fire and then, yet, going on, to say all of this stuff, they are massacring us and imposing a no-fly zone after the other and one military attack after another. this is hatred and racism. >> there are fears of terrorism in the united states in the allied power that will take on this effort in libya and that has been made clear by the white house. we have to also understand based upon muammar qaddafi's history of being allied with the greatest terrorists of the 20th century and the strongman dictators there will be a military response and we see it today, obviously not keeping the cease-fire. >> we will bring you the latest from libya all morning and we have a few other headlines. starting with this news alert. video giving us a look at the containment efforts going on at the nuclear sites in japan, spraying the reactors with water to keep temperatures down and stop a melt down. the real goal to restore the electric cooling pump. workers connected a
a country that has not attacked us? >> you know, i think barack obama and the u.s. is obviously in a tough place here. a country like the united states, there's a -- we have fundamental values that we are in favor of. and you know, gadhafi, you never know what he is going to do. there's always the potential of humanitarian disaster in libya. and i think that starting off with the u.n. resolution, the idea of the no-fly zone is a good start. do i believe that you need to move cautiously but i don't think the united states can just sit back and watch some terrible happening unfold in libya. >> especially if the president makes pronouncements like he has. especially the fact that he has been saying that gadhafi must go. i don't know what this has done to his credibility to not act on it. >> did the president make the right call? >> we're not doing this unilaterally. you said repeatedly on this show that the united states shouldn't go in there themselves, shouldn't be the world's policeman. >> agreed. >> we went to the u.n., particularly france, somewhat amazingly were in favor of going in the
security committee he has no choice but to investigate the signs of islamic radicalization in the u.s. >> this is not an attack on muslims but the fact is the enemy right now is within the muslim community. the small percentage, but it's there. >> king also says moderate muslims are not doing enough to help the u.s. protect itself against threats. nbc's luke russert is here with more. luke? >> reporter: well, martin, this hearing will take place on thursday up on capitol hill, before the homeland security committ committee. it's got a lot of press. yesterday, in times square, 1,000 muslim-americans rallied against it with high-profile celebrity endorsements saying it's a political witch hunt. king is saying, look, you've seen a huge rise in the incidents of american radicalizations against muslims. he feels there's a threat from muslims from within the country of possibly being influenced by outside radical jihadists elements that have local mosque reputation here. on thursday, some of the witnesses he's going to bring forward are family members of folks who have been radicalized, kin
hold 227 million barrels of oil. now, with u.s. consumption at about 20 million barrels a day, that reserve would run dry in about 36 days. senator roy blount, republican from missouri, joins us right now. good morning, senator. >> good morning, richard. and actually, this oil thing, this gas thing, may be even more important than charlie sheen, but who would know that? >> it is a very important thing. thanks for having a sense of humor about it. why not use the reserve to tamp down some of the price fears as we're really looking at a fragile economy right now? >> well, we are. and i'm not opposed to using some of the reserve. however, i thought the administration's energy policy was to make energy more expensive. and i don't know how long it's going to take us to learn this lesson that we're way too dependent on areas of the world that we have very little control over. and frankly who don't like us all that much. we need to be focused on more american energy and the way to do that is not to make energy more expensive but to be sure we're using the resources we have available
. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. the u.s. and its allies are escalating pressure on moammar gadhafi. the justice department is being asked to open a new investigation into whether the libyan leader personally ordered one of the worst terror attacks in u.s. history. for than two decades after more than 200 people including 189 americans died in the lockerbie bombing reports that moammar gadhafi may have ordered the attack, sparking calls for a new investigation. >> there have been statements made by what are now former members of the libyan government fingering gadhafi, making it clear that the order came from the very top. i think we need to move expeditiously. >> reporter: this after two administrations -- bush and obama -- dealt with gadhafi. some of the families of the victims have written to president obama and say they are furious, sickened. receive any bernstein's husband was on the flight. >> we have chosen to look the other way because of business interests, because for some reason we thought we could bring gadhafi into the family of civilized nations. we now know how wrong
's faced in peru? >> well, we know that the fbi and u.s. attorneys office was trying to build a case against him. we couldn't get him for the murder. the body hasn't been found. but we know that he attempted to, in fact, did extort $25,000 from the holloway family. unfortunately, he not only took that money and ran, but he may have used some of that money to go to peru where he, you know, killed this young lady. but the bottom line is, he's been indicted in the united states. if he ever, ever walks out of a peruvian prison, hopefully there will be fbi agents with handcuffs to bring him back to america. >> clint van zandt. good to see you. thank you. >> thank you, contessa. >>> it looks like it's only one and a half men now. actor charlie sheen fired from the hit sitcom. and of course, he has something to say about it. >>> a car right into a house into a baby's crib. what happened next, unbelievable. >>> and today is fat tuesday. there are so many names for mardi gras. whatever you call it. a big party's happening right now, for instance, in new orleans. we're taking you there live ne
all that eager. there's a real debate, right? >> that's right, the u.s. has 727 million barrels sitting the in the strategic oil reserve. this is for emergencies only. take a look at the last time we did it, hurricane katrina, we tapped into 11 million barrels of oil. that only brought the price of gas down 3%. that's not enough to really hit home. it saves people probably about $10, george. 10 cents a gallon. >> all right, bianna, thanks very much. >>> the crisis in libya also affecting gas prices forces loyal to moammar gadhafi and the battle to key cities in libya. the obama administration is under growing pressure to stop the violence. martha raddatz is in washington with the latest. good morning. >>> good morning, robin. this is one of those growing crises where there are no easy answers and certainly no quick fixes. but that does not take the pressure off the administration. >> reporter: while rebels celebrated after pushing gadhafi's forces out of northern libya, this appears to be a fight no one is winning. a chess game that has stalled now prompting more calms for the u
in the u.s. go to work or look for work. but despite being more educated than ever before, and sometimes holding a higher degree than men in the same job, full-time women employees earn about 80% of what men make. >> one reason is that they're not going into the kind of fields high income producing. so, the president since early on in his administration has had an effort to encourage women and girls to go into science and technology and engineering math. >> another reason women may be paid less -- >> something i've seen is women don't know -- or they're unsure of how to actively advocate and negotiate a salary grt "good morning america" tested that theory offering volunteers anywhere from $5 to $12 an hour for taking part in a game. >> i would like the max, of course. >> reporter: half the men negotiated but only a third of the women. >> $5 okay? >> yeah. >> reporter: another reason for disparity is women are less available because they generally care for women and more frequently, elderly parents. a small percentage of companies go beyond government family leave requirements. google off
because i was in opposition to this plan. >> reporter: the u.s. justice department is investigating to determine if bell city leaders were violating the citizens' rights. the deeper they dig, the more outrageous this appears. in a state the police union says, the memo was merelily a parody of robert rizzo's profoundly nonsensical towing policy. >> it hurts. people were harmed. and they shouldn't have done that. >> reporter: people here want the bullying stopped and money back from city leaders they say crossed the line. mike von fremd, abc news, los angeles. >> unbelievable. >>> right now taking a look at your weather. the pacific northwest is battered again with heavy rain and strong winds. the rain stretches south to san francisco. and an arctic blast from canada moves across the upper midwest to the northeast bringing snow from adirondacks to maine. >> a bit warmer for the east. 67 in atlanta. 57 in baltimore. but a big drop across the upper midwest and great lakes. just 5 degrees in fargo. 29 in chicago. still cool in the west. just 62 in l.a. >>> around the corner, wedding weat
from muammar qaddafi's troops as they try to retake a city near tripoli. the u.s. moving naval forces closer to the country in case civil war breaks out and the european union slapping an embargo on the country. no-fly zone is still on the table. that's not keeping from laughing at calls -- at qaddafi at laughing at calls for him to resign. he spoke to abc news. >> the leaders of britain and other leaders are calling on you to step down, to leave libya, to leave your position of power. will you do that? >> [laughing] who would leave his homeland? why do i leave my homeland? >> is that a "saturday night live" skit? it's a joke, i know. >> it looked like one. >> qaddafi denied he's firing on his own people, that's no joke and blames the violence on al-qaida. the worst night over in the midwest where overnight rain, hail and tornadoes destroyed homes and lives. let's go out to chattanooga, tennessee. firefighters pulled an elderly man out from under his home after a tree collapses on it. his injuries luckily not life threatening but the news not so good in franklin county, tennessee,
. the u.s. government now says robert levinson is alive and being held somewhere in southeast asia. it's asking iran for help reuniting levinson with his family. but iran says they know nothing. >>> the nfl and the players union have gone into overtime. they put another 24 hours on the clock to settle their labor dispute. midnight tonight is the new deadline for both sides to agree on the $9 billion revenue sharing package, or face the first work stoppage since 1987. >>> and airfares are taking off again. the major airlines are charging up to $20 more for round-trip domestic flights. it's the sixth time this year they've raised fares, thanks to high oil prices. >>> there's a major, new survey out on sex this morning. it shows abstinence is in. 28% say they have never had sexual contact with another person. many say, they're just too busy with other activities. >> it was another -- they never had that kind of thing. okay. >> okay. >> it's friday. >>> let's go -- happy friday. you were thinking it. >> fine. now, i have to take it. fine. good morning, everybody. and happy friday. let's ge
's exactly the sachuatiituati u.s. military hates. you don't know who's friend or foe. it's too messy. >>> another big story, the budget battle in wisconsin is going to heat up today when scott walker presents his two-year budget plan for the state. today is also the deadline foruo democrats who are blocking a vote. if they don't return from illinois, walker says the state will lose its chance to refinance debt and prevent the layoff of some 1,500 state workers. that is a classic showdown. meanwhile, president obama said this about the stand-off yesterday. >> i don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon. we need to attract the best and the brightest to public service. these times demand it. >> you know, it's -- i'm glad that he said that. >> yeah. >> because -- because i -- i think it's terrible that scott walker has called public unions -- compared them to hitler and mussolini and mubarak. hold on, let me -- >> i have walker's response. >> i'm glad the president stood up to the hate coming from conservative
watching hannity last night, it was revealed late in the day yesterday that unbeknownst to most u.s. senators apparently harry reid, nancy pelosi and obama hid $105 billion worth of appropriations inside that gigantic health care bill and nancy pelosi said we'll have to pass the thing to find out what's in it. we're finding out what's in it and it has prefunded itself for the next eight years. often times they pass bills and fund it later. it's not very often they do it this way. here she is. >> the bad news is obamacare is prefunded for the next eight years. the implementation. we thought if we can't repeal it, at least -- >> you can defund it. >> at least we can defund it. >> you cannot defund it. >> no, it's done. it's done! >> there's no way to remedy this? >> yes, there is. that's the good news. the good news is we've got this two-week continuing resolution. government runs out of money on march 18th. this is what we propose. we've written language to add on to the next continuing resolution that says obama, pelosi, reid, you give this money back. you didn't tell the americ
surveillance flights over libya. so is u.s. military intervention the next step? we will ask republican senator john mccain. >>> also rising tides. heavy raens and melting snow leads to dangerous flooding across part of the east coast and submerging homes and closing roads and leaving a path of destruction. we are going to bring you the very latest on when the waters may recede. >>> sorry, charlie. warner brothers fires actor charlie sheen from "two and a half men" after weeks of bizarre behavior. >> you had the poetry in your fingertips the entire time to read my perfect panels and perfect words but you didn't go there because you judged me and condemned me and discarded me. well, not mi more! winning! >> we're going to tell you what is next for the troubled star "early" this tuesday morning, march 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> hi, everyone. welcome to "the early show" here on a tuesday morning. i'm chris wragge in new york. erica hill is in our nation's capital this morning. >> good morning to everyone at home. i'm on the set of "face the nation." bob schieffer kind unfortunate in t
. >>> and for more on this, let's turn to the u.s. ambassador for the united nations, susan rice. good morning, ambassador rice. you saw the interview with christiane amanpour. yesterday, you called gadhafi delusional, accused of slaughtering his own people. he's continuing to attack rebel forces today. you listen to him and he sounds like a man who's not willing to go. are you hearing anything through diplomatic channels that he can be persuaded to go? or is this a fight to the death? >> good morning, george. good to be with you. i think the international community has joined with the people of libya, expressing their outrage at the killing and slaughtering and the frankly crazy behavior we've seen out of colonel gadhafi. the international community is going to keep the pressure on. the european union adopted strong sanctions yesterday, joining the united states, which has seized $30 billion in gadhafi-related assets. there's military contingency planning for humanitarian and other contingenciecontingencies. we're going to keep the pressure on gadhafi until he steps down and allows people to
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